Sooke is easily accessible from Victoria
by car and public transit, located 45 km (28 miles) west of Victoria, just a 40-minute drive. Or if you’re up for a challenge, you can cycle to Sooke along the breathtaking Galloping Goose Trail
. Sooke is often referred to as the gateway to the scenic Pacific Marine Circle Route, also known as Highway 14 and West Coast Road. Just another 60 kilometres west along Highway 14 is the quaint town of Port Renfrew
. The route follows the coastline, taking travellers through charming Jordan River, and past a series of white sand beaches and preserved rainforests. Port Renfrew, noted for Botanical Beach and its proximity to the West Coast Trail
, is a wonderful camping destination or makes a fascinating overnight getaway.
Getting to Vancouver Island is easy with ferries to Victoria from Vancouver, BC, and Seattle, Anacortes and Port Angeles, WA arriving daily via frequent scheduled sailings
. If you’d prefer to fly, the beautiful Victoria International Airport
has many national and international direct flights arriving daily; or, how about boarding a float plane that will bring you right into Victoria Harbour?
Whatever your mode of travel, the important thing is that Sooke is your destination!
BC Ferries carries passengers to Victoria from various locations. Car ferries sail to downtown Victoria from Anacortes, Washington, and the passenger-only Victoria Clipper travels from Seattle's waterfront to downtown Victoria. Sooke is about 3.5 hours from Vancouver, sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (in Sidney) and then driving or using public transportation to Sooke. From Seattle, Sooke is approximately 4.5 hours, depending on the method of travel.
Be sure to check the BC Ferries website
for rates and sailing times.
Air travel is a quick, convenient mode of transportation to Victoria from the mainland. Departing from various destinations, flights arrive into Victoria International Airport (30 km or 19 miles north of Victoria) or into the inner harbour in downtown Victoria.
Each year thousands of people board scheduled or charted flights with one of Victoria’s three float plane companies: Kenmore Air; Harbour Air; and, West Coast Air. Daily flights carry passengers harbour to harbour from Victoria to Vancouver and Seattle, as well as from smaller inlets and lakes. On Helijet Airways travellers can fly to downtown Victoria from Vancouver International Airport, or from downtown Vancouver.
The Double Decker number 61 carries passengers directly from downtown Victoria to Sooke. Transit service operates seven days a week, 365 days a year, servicing Greater Victoria, Sidney and Sooke. For more information about schedules and routes visit the BC Transit website.
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